The stock of Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) hit a new 52-week high and has $7.92 target or 9.00% above today’s $7.27 share price. The 7 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $240.78M company. The 1-year high was reported on Nov, 23 by Barchart.com. If the $7.92 price target is reached, the company will be worth $21.67M more.
The 52-week high event is an important milestone for every stock because it shows very positive momentum and is time when buyers come in. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock. About 39,205 shares traded hands. Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) has risen 48.45% since April 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 43.12% the S&P500.
Analysts await Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) to report earnings on February, 9. They expect $-0.05 EPS, up 54.55% or $0.06 from last year’s $-0.11 per share. After $-0.10 actual EPS reported by Guidance Software, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -50.00% EPS growth.
Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) Ratings Coverage
Out of 5 analysts covering Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID), 5 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 0 “Hold”. This means 100% are positive. Guidance Software has been the topic of 11 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Buy” rating by Benchmark given on Friday, May 6. Imperial Capital maintained it with “In-Line” rating and $6 target price in Thursday, November 12 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, November 11 by Imperial Capital. The company was maintained on Friday, July 31 by Benchmark. The firm has “Buy” rating by Roth Capital given on Wednesday, November 16. The stock has “Hold” rating given by Zacks on Wednesday, August 5. The rating was upgraded by Gabelli to “Buy” on Monday, August 3. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 16 by TH Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 12 by Benchmark. The rating was upgraded by Benchmark on Tuesday, November 3 to “Buy”.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “GUIDANCE SOFTWARE INC., is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase platform provides the foundation for government, corporate and law enforcement organizations to conduct thorough, network-enabled, and court-validated computer investigations of any kind, such as responding to eDiscovery requests, conducting internal investigations, responding to regulatory inquiries or performing data and compliance auditing – all while maintaining the integrity of the data. Validated by numerous courts, corporate legal departments, government agencies and law enforcement organizations worldwide, EnCase has been honored with industry awards and recognition from eWEEK, SC Magazine, Network Computing and the Socha-Gelbmann survey.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.53 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.33, from 1.2 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 8 funds sold all Guidance Software, Inc. shares owned while 17 reduced positions. 6 funds bought stakes while 24 increased positions. They now own 15.35 million shares or 1.01% less from 15.51 million shares in 2016Q1.
Gamco Invsts Inc Et Al owns 290,880 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. The California-based Schwab Charles Invest Management has invested 0% in Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID). Herald Investment Management Limited has 200,000 shares for 0.52% of their US portfolio. Menta Cap Ltd Co reported 76,222 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Bridgeway Cap has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID). Natl Bank Of Montreal Can last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Bancshares Of America De holds 0% or 427 shares in its portfolio. Deutsche Bancorporation Ag holds 0% of its portfolio in Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) for 3,455 shares. Envestnet Asset holds 0% of its portfolio in Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) for 1,411 shares. The New York-based Jpmorgan Chase has invested 0% in Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID). The New York-based Goldman Sachs Gp has invested 0% in Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID). Rhumbline Advisers holds 20,500 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Amer Grp last reported 13,016 shares in the company. Moreover, Tiaa Cref Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation has 0% invested in Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) for 73,061 shares. Summit Group Lc accumulated 0.07% or 20,785 shares.
Insider Transactions: Since October 31, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $17,095 net activity. The insider Gomez Alfredo sold $17,095.
GUID Company Profile
Guidance Software, Inc., incorporated on November 17, 2006, is a technology company. The Firm is a well-known provider of endpoint investigation solutions for cybersecurity analytics, security incident response, e-discovery, data privacy and forensic analysis. The Company’s services and products provide the investigative and forensic services to enables its clients to search, collect, and analyze electronically stored information in order to address and remediate suspicious network activity and respond to security breaches, litigation, human resources matters, regulatory requests, allegations of fraud, and to defend their organizations’ digital assets. The Company’s products are used in various circumstances, including investigations of security breaches, allegations of fraud or misconduct, intellectual property theft, regulatory and data privacy compliance reporting, and corporate policy compliance.
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